DCTV Co-Founders Named Hirshon Artist-in-Residence at The New School


by Rachel Baron | March 6, 2017

We are proud to announce that DCTV Co-Founders Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno have been named The New School's School of Media Studies’ Hirshon Artists-in-Residence for the Spring 2017 Semester. The residency is a feature of the Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival, an annual series of screenings, events, and master class with an artist-in-residence. Previous recipients have included such lauded names as Laurie Anderson and John Waters.

Jon Alpert remarks, “It’s a great honor to be selected by The New School and a great opportunity to share the excitement, adventure, mystery, and mistakes we’ve had on the long road since Keiko picked up the camera 50 years ago. Those early years of video not only changed our lives, but also the way people all over the world communicate.”

DCTV has long had a rich relationship with The New School’s School of Media Studies. Jon and Keiko have previously given lectures at the school and several of DCTV’s own staff and interns have been graduates of the institution. Carol Wilder, Dean of the School of Media Studies, awarded the residency.

Carol Wilder shares, “The award is established to recognize excellence in filmmaking and film education. There are no two professionals more deserving. Jon and Keiko have always kept a low profile, but they have been continually producing quality work while training hundreds and hundreds of young filmmakers.”

Jon and Keiko will commence the residency with Five Decades of Community Media from Canal Street to Cuba on the evening of Thursday, March 30th at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall. The lecture will include a retrospective of their work from many decades of filmmaking. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Details here.